Jowhara AlSaud (b. 1978) Holds a BA in Film Theory from Wellesley College and an MFA in Fine Arts from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University. AlSaud was runner-up for the 2008 Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize, Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2010: Emerging Photographers finalist and The International Photography Awards 2010 finalist. She has exhibited her work internationally in both group and solo shows, most recently at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris. Cuadro Gallery, Dubai. Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait. Foley Gallery, New York and Edge of Arabia, Jeddah. She has also exhibited at international art fairs in Miami, New York, Chicago, Palm Beach, Paris, Mexico, Rotterdam, Dubai and Art Basel, Switzerland. Her work is part of the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Greenbox Museum, Amsterdam, Almansouriya Foundation, Jeddah as well as many private collections across Europe, the US and the Middle East.
Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual Censorship
A studio visit with Fawz Kabra, for Guernica Magazine.
A new commission for Photoworks Magazine, now an annual publication.
Artist Transforms Saudi Arabian Censorship Technique into Stunning Art Works
a profile in The Huffington Post.
BBC Covers Light from The Middle East @ The V&A
25 Years of Arab Creativity at the IMA in Paris
Edge of Arabia Book
New publication on contemporary Saudi Art featuring work by 12 artists from the country. Read more @ Edge of Arabia
Arab Photography Now
This timely and unique publication is the first of its kind, showcasing the work of 30 leading contemporary artists from across the Middle East and North Africa. Edited by Rose Issa and Michket Krifa. Read more @ Rose Issa Projects|
FACE OFF: censoring ' your friends and neighbors'
A review of Your Friends and Neighbors in Arab News
Censoured Faces Without Features
Profile in Saudi Gazette. April 2011.
Uncovering an Unconventional Framework
Profile in Design Magazine, Issue 16, March/April, 2011.
The New York Photo Review
A profile in Blancopop Magazine.
Selected for the Best of Show exhibition for the 2010 International Photography Awards
Two photographs now part of the Victoria & Albert Museum's collection.
2nd place in the Fine Arts (alternative) category of the International Photography Awards, 2010.
Profiled in Blend\ Magazine online.
A review of Grey Borders/Grey Frontiers in a leading Saudi Newspaper
Flash Forward 2010
American Reconstruction @ Winkleman Gallery
- A review by Joerg Colberg for Conscientious
Aperture Presents: Timeframes
- An Artist Talk with Jowhara AlSaud @ The New York Photo Festival, 2010
Featured in Beautiful/Decay, April, 2010
Featured in Resource Magazine, Spring 2010.
Featured in Contemporary Practice Magazine March 2010.
Photo-Op, 14th Annual Exhibition
- Honorable Mention. Photographic Center Northwest, 2009
Profiled in Campaign Magazine, Middle East, 2009
Featured in Next Level 17 - Persian Gulf Edition. 2009
Aperture Portfolio Prize
- Runner up for Aperture Portfolio Prize 2008
Hey, Hot Shot! (volume iv, edition ii)
– Honorable Mention. Jen Beckman Gallrey, 2008